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Recipe of Snail Dish – Naga Style


Here’s a recipe that is loved by the locals in Nagaland. This dish is made of snails (called ‘hamok‘ in Nagamese), local beans and pork. 


Recipe | Snails with Pork and Beans – Naga Style.


  • Snail (200 grams)
  • Pork (1kg)
  • Beans (20-25 )
  • Ginger
  • Garlic (10 cloves)
  • Salt to taste
  • Dried red chillies (15-20)


  • Soak the snails in clear water for 48 hrs (so that they cleanse themselves). Change the water every 24 hours.
  • Rinse the snails thoroughly
  • With a spoon, tap the pointed end of the snail to make a hole, so that the spices can go inside, while cooking.
  • Make a paste out the red chillies, ginger and garlic


  1. Cook the pork till tender in a pressure cooker (30-35 mins)
  2. In another pot, put the (cooked) pork, the hamok (snail), and the chilli-garlic-ginger paste
  3. Pour some water, and let it cook for 30-40 mins
  4. Lastly put the beans and cook it for 5-10 minutes, put water if required.

Serve with warm steamed rice and enjoy.

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